Benjamin Harrison 1894 Letter to His Son

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was a lawyer, a Civil War brigadier general, and eventually the twenty-third president of the United States from 1889-1893. In this letter to his son, Russell Benjamin Harrison, on July 12, 1894, he admonishes the younger Harrison to remain steadfast in the faith. The former president explains to his son, “It’s well [...]

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Sermon – Solar Eclipse – 1806

Joseph Lathrop (1731-1820) graduated from Yale in 1754. He was ordained as pastor of the Congregational church in West Springfield in 1756 - a church he pastored for over sixty years until his retirement in 1818. In this sermon, Rev. Lathrop uses the occasion of a recent solar eclipse to strengthen the Biblical worldview of [...]

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Sermon – Fasting – 1812

William Ellery Channing (1780-1842) was the grandson of one of the Newport Sons of Liberty, John Channing. William graduated from Harvard in 1798 and became regent at Harvard in 1801. He was ordained a preacher in 1802 and worked towards the 1816 establishment of the Harvard Divinity School. This sermon was preached by Channing on [...]

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Sermon – Military – 1755

Samule Davies (1724-1761) was licensed to preach in 1746. He moved to Hanover County, VA in 1747 and wound up preaching a circuit of seven churches there. He served as President of Princeton University for eighteen months before his death. This sermon was preached by Rev. Davies in Hanover County, VA on August 17, 1755. [...]

By | 2017-08-23T14:43:44+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Founding Fathers on Prayer

  Recently David was interviewed about the National Day of Prayer. This interview provides useful historical information that you might be interested in sharing with your friends and neighbors. The four questions David was asked appears below, along with his answers. Why is it important that we pray for our country and its peoples? First, [...]

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Sermon – Fasting – 1832, MA

Orville Dewey (1794-1882) graduated from Andover theological seminary in 1819. He held jobs as a teacher, a clerk, and an agent for the American education society. Dewey was pastor for the Unitarian Church in New Bedford (1823-1833), the 2nd Unitarian Church of New York (1835-1848), a church in Albany for a year, a church in [...]

By | 2017-08-18T11:38:39+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – Atlantic Telegraph – 1858

This sermon was preached by Joseph A Copp in 1858 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. THE ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH: AS ILLUSTRATING THE PROVIDENCE AND BENEVOLENT DESIGNS OF GOD. A DISCOURSE, PREACHED IN THE BROADWAY CHURCH, CHELSEA, AUGUST 8, 1858, BY JOSEPH A. COPP, D. D.   The Atlantic Telegraph Cable was announced from Trinity Bay, Thursday, August 5th, [...]

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Barbary Powers

On August 3rd, more than two centuries ago in 1804, America was at war, engaged in the midst of conflict that lasted for more than three decades between Americans and Muslim Islamicists/terrorists, now known as the Barbary Powers War. Five Muslim nations in North Africa and the Middle East (a region that was the home [...]

By | 2017-08-16T17:08:41+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Library, Updates|0 Comments

Abraham Lincoln General Order

The following General Order was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on July 30, 1863. See an interesting print of the Emancipation Proclamation from the WallBuilders library. GENERAL ORDERS,                       WAR DEPARTMENT, No. 252.                                                          Adjutant General’s Office,                                                                          Washington, July 31, 1863. The following order of the President, is published for the information and government of all [...]

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The American Revolution: Was it an Act of Biblical Rebellion?

The American Revolution: Was it an Act of Biblical Rebellion?Was the American Revolution an act of rebellion against God and the Bible? Many today claim that it was. For example, John McArthur (Pastor of Grace Community Church and host of the national radio program “Grace to You”) asserts: People have mistakenly linked democracy and political [...]

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